“A long-lasting marriage is built by two people who believe in -and live by- the solemn promise they made.” -Darlene Schacht
The day seemed to be a blessing itself, all bright skies and warm morning sun. In the cosy interior of the family home, a bride awaits her groom. Now, she’s not your typical bride. We often imagine brides with bright-eyed excitement and rosy laughter, glowing and beautiful.
But, Li Tinn’s eyes are filled with a sort of wisdom, a genteel grace in her posture and a maturity that can only come with age. She knows she’s making the right choice; this man loves her and she loves him.
Francis pulls up to her house in a giant concrete truck and climbs to the top, declaring his love for Li Tinn with a loudspeaker. He wears the biggest smile possible. It never leaves his face, a testament to the life they are destined to lead together.
It’s true love, the kind that belongs only in fairy tales. Not the kind you see in movies with grand gestures and profound professions. But rather, the intimate sort without grand flourishes (although we will admit, having a giant concrete truck as your bridal car and getting stuck along the road is a pretty grand gesture). True love is the quiet moments together, it is being surrounded by loved ones and it is making a choice every day to be together.
To Francis and Li Tinn, greet every day with a promise to love and cherish each other, even if the concrete trucks of life meet road blocks every now and again.